Motion pictures, American
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Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. The items in this artificially-assembled collection were created by or are related to Hammett and his literary career. The holding spans 1942 to 1943.
This collection consists of film scripts that closely follow the depiction of Asian characters in Hollywood film history. It includes drafts, revisions, and final shooting scripts of film screenplays dating from 1929-2003. The scripts illustrate portrayals of Asians by Caucasian actors, as well as Asian American actors.